Melbourne Psychology Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

Preferably, I like to write about issues that I’m passionate about. I get a lot out of using our blog to express my opinions, with the hope that someone will benefit from them. Even so, it probably comes as no surprise our blog is also used to gain a greater audience and to promote Prahran Psychology. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about what we do, that hopefully will help you answer some of the questions you might have, and also, introduce you to how we can help @ Prahran Psychology.

In this blog we’ll answer the following questions:

Not exactly front-page worthy headlines for Psychology Today, right? Nonetheless, there are some discussion worthy topics here. I just won’t be holding out for a Walkley Award nomination anytime soon for this contribution to the psychological literature.

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What does a clinical psychologist do?

A clinical psychologist does many things. But in particular, they conduct psychological assessments, make diagnoses and provide treatment for a range of psychological presentations. Treatment will be in the form of counselling which helps clients to develop insights and skills to better manage and overcome what they are presenting with.  

How do I see a psychologist?

This is an easy one. You don’t need a referral to see a psychologist so it’s as easy as choosing someone you like, take a look at and then calling 1300 756 225, contact us or booking online via our portal. If however you would like to have sessions rebated via Medicare, then you will need a mental health treatment plan from a GP.

How much is it to see a psychologist in Melbourne?

Fees to see a psychologist can vary greatly. Generally seeing a psychologist in private practice can cost anywhere between $200 and upwards of $300. We think that our fees are quite reasonably priced given the rebates you are eligible for and our level of professionalism and expertise we have. If you would like to have sessions rebated via Medicare, then you will need a mental health treatment plan from a GP.

Can you see a psychologist without a referral?

Again, yes you can. You can simply look someone up and book if you wish to. However, I recommend doing your research and speaking to someone at the practice in order to ensure the best fit. Another good source of referrals will be your GP.

What is Positive Psychology?

Positive psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on the positive aspects of human experience and aims to enhance wellbeing, happiness, and life satisfaction. Rather than solely addressing mental health challenges, positive psychology seeks to identify and nurture individuals’ strengths, virtues, and positive emotions. Read more about our Positive Psychology approach.

I hope this quick FAQ helps you on your journey, if you’d like to know more about our clinical psychology services, please visit our homepage: Prahran Psychology Clinic

Dean Janover

Prahran Psychology

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